American Revolution Timeline

Timeline created by andrewkendall01
  • George Washington(1732-99)

    George Washington(1732-99)
    First president of the United States. General and commander of 7.5 major battles. Link text
  • Paul Revere(1735-1818)

    Paul Revere(1735-1818)
    Colonial militia officer. Creating a system of lanterns to alert soldiers when there were British troops coming.
  • John Hancock(1737-93)

    John Hancock(1737-93)
    First person to sign the Declaration of Independence. Elected President of Massachusetts Provincial Congress Link text
  • Benedict Arnold(1741-1801)

    Benedict Arnold(1741-1801)
    Betrayed the colonists and joined the British in the American Revolution. Link text
  • Thomas Jefferson(1743-1826)

    Thomas Jefferson(1743-1826)
    Author of the Declaration of Independence. Delegate of the Second Continental Congress. Link text
  • Alexander Hamilton(1755-1804)

    Alexander Hamilton(1755-1804)
    Wrote the majority of the Federalist Papers. Founded the New York Post.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    British American colonists turned against the French. Treaty of Paris caused war to end.Link text
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Issued by King George III to make it so that there would be no colonist or french settlement beyond the Appalachian Mountains Link text
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Made it so that all paper documents had to be taxed, therefore leading colonists to start protesting because they thought it was unconstitutionalLink text
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Forced British goods into the colonies, therefore leading to riots from the colonists.Link text
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    Protest in Boston that led a few colonists to get killed by British troops.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Protest done to repel the Tea Act of 1773. Helped spark more tension between Britain and the colonies.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    First gathering of colonists to discuss withstanding the British acts.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord

    Battle of Lexington and Concord
    First battles that started the American RevolutionLink text
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Where it was decided that the Continental Army be created. Where the Declaration of Independence was signed and issued. Link text
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Americans defeated by British, but raised colonists' spirits because they realized that if they were committed to their country they could defeat the British. Link text
  • "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Speech

    "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Speech
    Famous speech written by Patrick Henry to help ready everyone for the war against the British. Link text
  • Minutemen

    "the first armed militia to arrive or await a battle". Link text
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    Document written by Thomas Jefferson to declare the colonies free from Britain.
  • Hessians

    German soldiers hired by the British to help them during the American Revolution.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    Battle of Saratoga
    The battle that got the French top become allies with the Americans. Link text
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    First United States constitution in writing. Link text
  • French Alliance

    French Alliance
    The French signed the Treaty of Alliance, which made it so that neither America or France would sign a peace agreement with the British, and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce, which acknowledged the United States as a free nation. Link text
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    British army surrenders after being cornered in Yorktown, Virginia. Declared last major battle of the American Revolution. Link text
  • Signing of the United States Constitution

    Signing of the United States Constitution
    Declared the United States a free country.